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Mar 13, 2015

Afghanistan’s innings closed at 111-7 in Sydney rain

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s innings was declared closed at 111 for seven in the rain-disrupted World Cup Pool A match against England at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

After two 40-minute rain breaks, the players were forced off for a third time two balls into the 35th over with the Afghan innings closed 90 minutes later as rain continued to fall.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-Afghanistan’s innings closed at 111-7 in Sydney rain

SYDNEY, March 13 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s innings was declared closed at 111 for seven in the rain-disrupted World Cup Pool A match against England at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

After two 40-minute rain breaks, the players were forced off for a third time two balls into the 35th over with the Afghan innings closed 90 minutes later as rain continued to fall.

Mar 13, 2015

England win toss and field first against Afghanistan

SYDNEY (Reuters) – England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to send his bowlers out to have a crack at Afghanistan’s batsmen under leaden skies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

With both sides already eliminated from contention for the knockout stage, the Pool A match is a dead rubber as far as the World Cup is concerned but there is still plenty at stake.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-England win toss and field first against Afghanistan

SYDNEY, March 13 (Reuters) – England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to send his bowlers out to have a crack at Afghanistan’s batsmen under leaden skies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

With both sides already eliminated from contention for the knockout stage, the Pool A match is a dead rubber as far as the World Cup is concerned but there is still plenty at stake.

Mar 12, 2015

England determined to end campaign in victory

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Defeat in Fridays’ final pool match would be “horrendous” and the whole England World Cup party is resolutely focused only on beating Afghanistan, assistant coach Paul Farbrace said on Thursday.

England, who have been pilloried since losing to Bangladesh on Monday to end their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals, have one last chance to impress at the tournament during the match against the World Cup debutants at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Mar 12, 2015

Cricket-England determined to end campaign in victory

SYDNEY, March 12 (Reuters) – Defeat in Fridays’ final pool match would be “horrendous” and the whole England World Cup party is resolutely focused only on beating Afghanistan, assistant coach Paul Farbrace said on Thursday.

England, who have been pilloried since losing to Bangladesh on Monday to end their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals, have one last chance to impress at the tournament during the match against the World Cup debutants at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Mar 11, 2015

Shattered England prepare to get back on the horse

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Under-fire England held their first news conference since being knocked out of the World Cup on Wednesday with inexperienced all-rounder Chris Jordan handed the responsibility of addressing the media on behalf of the squad.

Former players, media, TV pundits and cricket fans have directed a wave of invective at the players and England’s cricket chiefs since the side were bounced out of the tournament by defeat to Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday.

Mar 11, 2015

Cricket-Shattered England prepare to get back on the horse

SYDNEY, March 11 (Reuters) – Under-fire England held their first news conference since being knocked out of the World Cup on Wednesday with inexperienced all-rounder Chris Jordan handed the responsibility of addressing the media on behalf of the squad.

Former players, media, TV pundits and cricket fans have directed a wave of invective at the players and England’s cricket chiefs since the side were bounced out of the tournament by defeat to Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday.

Mar 10, 2015

Windies skipper Holder forced to play waiting game

SYDNEY (Reuters) – West Indies captain Jason Holder already had one of the toughest jobs at the World Cup but this week faces the hardest assignment for any sportsman — waiting to see if other results will send his team into the quarter-finals.

The 23-year-old fast bowling all-rounder was a shock selection as captain for the tournament, if anything in the chaos that has been West Indies cricket for the last few years can still be described as a surprise.

Mar 10, 2015

Cricket-Windies skipper Holder forced to play waiting game

SYDNEY, March 10 (Reuters) – West Indies captain Jason Holder already had one of the toughest jobs at the World Cup but this week faces the hardest assignment for any sportsman — waiting to see if other results will send his team into the quarter-finals.

The 23-year-old fast bowling all-rounder was a shock selection as captain for the tournament, if anything in the chaos that has been West Indies cricket for the last few years can still be described as a surprise.

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